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by seelisilus / November 8, 2010 2:35 AM PST

i recently downloaded the latest CCleaner version 3.0...i want to know if i should just put a check mark on everything and press run cleaner. i don't know if i should delete windows log files, DNS cache, please. thanks.

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ccleaner reply
by manmur / November 8, 2010 2:53 AM PST
In reply to: CCleaner

It is safe to do so. However leave the "Wipe free space" unmarked as it greatly increase CCleaner clean-up time.

I do have everything else marked in my own personal use of CCleaner. I am the only user of my computer after all.


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Drive Wiper
by bhringer / November 8, 2010 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: ccleaner reply

can be run separately in the latest version under Tools. CCleaner Enhancer
works well also.

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I have to write NO!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2010 3:26 AM PST
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Many are upset when they do that and discover they have to find names and login information that was cleaned off.

You should not check items you are unsure of.

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I'll second the NO
by Bob__B / November 8, 2010 7:43 AM PST
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There is a HELP button on the main page....might be worth a read.

There is an ANALYZE button that will show what ccleaner WILL remove if it is run....might be worth a look.

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bob b
by seelisilus / November 9, 2010 3:04 AM PST
In reply to: I'll second the NO

i do let the ccleaner analyze first. but the thing is, all those things that can be removed, i don't know which ones to keep and which ones to delete. i just want to keep my computer clean and running smooth.

thanks anyway for your replies.

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Stay with the default settings then.
by Edward ODaniel / November 10, 2010 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: bob b

do not check un-checked items until you know EXACTLY what those items are and what they are for.

Installing and running WITHOUT any customizing on your part is the publisher's "safe" mode (which is safe for most users).

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